Suresh Babu

Dr. Suresh Chandra Babu is a Senior Fellow and a program leader at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C. Before joining IFPRI as a research fellow in 1992, Babu was a research economist at Cornell University. He has published 14 books and monographs and more than 75 peer reviewed journal papers on food and agricultural policies in developing countries. He has been a student of Indian food and agricultural policy for the past 30 years. He is currently engaged in research on strengthening agricultural policy, research, and extension institutions and strengthening the capacity of the policy researchers an analysts in India, Brazil and Nigeria. At IFPRI he has conducted research on food security and agricultural policy issues in South Asia, Central Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa and served as the coordinator of Policy Analysis and Advisory Network of South Asia (PAANSA) and its Central Asia program. 

He has held visiting or honorary professorships at American University, Washington, D.C. Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, and Zhejiang University, China. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several academic Journals including, Food Security, Agricultural Economics Research Review; African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Sustainable Development, and Food and Nutrition Bulletin. Dr. Babu received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Economics from Iowa State University. He completed his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Agriculture at the Agricultural Universities in Tamil Nadu, India.